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  When it comes to modern day players, I've not really been paying attention for the last decade or so.  People often ask me my opinion about the swings of some of the best players of today, and I embarrassingly can't give an answer because I just haven't been paying attention.  I've been knee deep in figuring out the swing and then, once I did that, writing books about it.  Most of my video analysis came in the first decade that I was studying the swing.  I didn't see the need in looking at a lot more swings in the...

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Typically players think that starting the swing with the front arm very straight will make it hard to hit the inside pitch. The opposite is actually true. By straightening and compressing the front arm to start the forward swing, you actually get the barrel into the hitting zone earlier (in relation to the extension of the back arm). Therefore, hitting the inside pitch is easier. If you are late on the inside pitch, it's still easier with a front arm dominant swing. All you have to do is bend the front arm as you get closer to contact. Just becuase...

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I often talk about the moving fulcrum.  In this video, I want to explain exactly how the moving fulcrum works.  Yes, it's that the barrel is squarer for a longer distance.  But exactly how does this work?   And why is a bent back elbow at contact an indication of a long moving fulcrum? Here's how it works:  A bent back elbow at contact shows me that the hitter is capable of making contact in a very compressed position.  From there he can easily adjust and straighten his back elbow aggressively - if say, he's early on the pitch - and hit the...

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Although this is a hard time for everyone, it also (obviously) provides an opportunity.  For you, the hitter, the absolute best thing you can do is emerge from this with a front arm dominant swing.  We are past due for a swing revolution.  The information out there is extremely complex, hard to understand, and comes from tormented hitting coaches, whose content accomplishes little more than making them feel like they are smart and knowledgeable.  Nobody is actually improving from their content.  This is a perfect example.  This guy is considered a thought leader in baseball swing mechanics.   When I was...

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Many people have advised that I shorten my videos.  But if you don't want to sit through a 15, 20, 25 minute video because it bores you, then you're probably not someone I'm trying to reach.  It took me more than twenty years to figure this stuff out.  To me, it's fun.  If I had a video like this when I played, I'm absolutely positive my career would have turned out differently.   In this video, I basically rant about a few different topics but the most important that I cover are: the list of the greatest swings of all time, how...

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